1970 (age 47–48)|
Seoul, South Korea
|Known for||Kinetic Sculpture|
|Awards||Kim Sechoong Sculpture Award, POSCO Steel Art Award|
|Revised Romanization||Choe U-ram|
Choe was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is a contemporary artist who works with kinetic sculpture. His grandfather was a scientist who designed early automobiles, and his parents were sculptors. As a child he began exploring art with clay. He graduated from Chungang University in Seoul, where he earned B.F.A. in 1992 and M.F.A. in 1999.
November 2006 marked U-Ram Choe's United States debut, as he opened a solo exhibition at bitforms gallery in New York City. Since then he has exhibited at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas; the 2008 Liverpool Biennial at FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool; Shanghai Biennial; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo; NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo; Art Basel; Seoul Museum of Art; Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul; Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan; Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna; Beijing Expocenter; Seoul Olympic Art Museum; Asian Art Triennial; and Manchester Art Gallery.
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- Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas
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- bitforms gallery
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- Asian Triennial
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